A name associated with superior cheeses and high-quality protein products for over 100 years.
In 1916, our grandfather, Joseph Meister, began making cheese in Southwestern Wisconsin.
50 years later, our father, Stanley Meister, moved the Meister Cheese Company to Muscoda, Wisconsin. Read more about Stanley’s visionary approach to converting “waste” into protein and lactose on our Kindred Creamery website.
In 1990, a third Meister generation moved into the leadership role of running the family business. They committed to elevating the Meister Cheese Company to a premier manufacturer of gourmet quality specialty cheeses. To get there, Meister Cheese relies on skilled, loyal, longtime cheesemakers working with advanced production technologies. Combining new approaches with Old World trades, we produce specialty cheeses in quantities that ensure reliable supply for our business partners.
Meister Cheese At-a-Glance
Years of Cheesemaking in Southwest Wisconsin
Team Members Serving Customers Every Day
Local Cows Needed to Produce Milk for Award-Winning Cheese
Meister Cheese is proud of its artisanal cheeses. And nothing makes us more pleased than awards, kind words and “mmmm”s of satisfied customers enjoying our products.
We offer something with a little more character than mainstream cheese… Tastes that stand out from the competition—whether it’s judges or consumers making the call.
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
2nd Place: Colby (Jason Studnicka)
Top Ten Finish: Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
3rd Place: Habanero Jack (Larry Harris)
4th Place: Colby Jack
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Top Ten Finish: Colby Jack, Colby, Bandaged Cheddar, Monterey Jack
Wisconsin State Fair, 2012
1st Place: Colby Jack Longhorn
2nd Place: Colby Longhorn
Wisconsin State Fair, 2011
1st place: Colby Jack Longhorn
3rd place: Mild White Cheddar
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
2nd place: Colby (Ryan Studevant)
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
2nd Place: Wild Morel and Leek Jack
3rd Place: Eagle Cave Reserve
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
1st Place Marbled Curd Cheese: Colby Jack (Tom Ramsden)
2nd Place Monterey Jack: Monterey Jack (Ryan Sturdevant)
3rd Place Colby: Colby Longhorn (Tom Ramsden)
3rd Place Cheddar: Bandaged White Cheddar (Jim McClimans)